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Olive Harvest Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Olive Harvest Long Sleeve T-Shirt
Olive Harvest Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Olive Harvest Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Regular price $30.00
A gift of goddess Athena to the citizens of Athens, the olive tree continues to be a cornerstone of Greek culture. In addition to being a critical foodstuff since the 5th millennium BC, olives and olive oil were used for a wide variety of purposes in antiquity, including as a cleansing agent, perfumed oil, a source of light and heat, and as a prize for the victors of the Panathenaic Games. Their harvest in the fall and early winter was a major event in ancient Greece and remains so to this day.

Our design is based on an Athenian black-figure vase dated 530-510 BC that depicts this important agricultural task. It features two bearded figures, one on each side of an olive tree. Each one beats the branches with a long stick to remove the olives. In the tree, a youth with a short stick performs the same activity, while one on the ground collects the olives in a basket. Today, the same exact harvesting technique can be witnessed every fall in the endless olive groves of the Greek landscape.

• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton
• Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Athletic Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142.4 g/m²)
• 32 singles
• Regular fit
• Side-seamed construction
• Crew neck
• Cover-stitched collar
• 2″ (5 cm) ribbed cuffs
• Blank product sourced from Nicaragua, Honduras, or the US